This is a simple sign that I made for a friend who has a dance studio.
This was a simple wooden sign/plaque that I purchased at a local craft store for a couple dollars. I began by painting the background in a red/orange blended pattern, keeping the orange at a diagonal angle across the middle.
I then found some clipart of dancers in silhouette. For this project I was looking for silhouettes in the ecstatic dance style since this is the primary type of dance done in my friends dance studio.
I cut out the dancers that I wanted to use and traced their outlines on the wood with carbon paper. (Be sure to tape your dancers to the wood so the image doesn't shift while tracing it) I then free-handed the lettering (You could also print and trace with carbon paper).
The next step is to paint the dancers, to make it simple I filled each dancer in with a solid color. In this example I used a metallic Gold paint. And I chose a gloss black to use for painting the lettering using a fine brush for detail.
Finally, I sealed the entire project with several coats of an outdoor clear sealer as I was unsure if it would be hung outdoors or indoors. You could use a flat or gloss spray depending on your personal preference.
The end result was a unique sign for my friend's studio that will never be found anywhere else. She really enjoyed the gift and enjoyed the sentimental value as well since I took the time to make something that I knew would be specific to her preferences, colors, and hobbies.